PHOTOS: Soyuz lights up the night sky
The second Soyuz rocket to blast off from the French Guiana coast delivered six satellites to orbit Friday for defense agencies in France and Chile.
The 151-foot-tall rocket launched at 0203:48 GMT Saturday (9:03:48 p.m. EST) and deployed the French space agency's Pleiades 1 Earth imaging satellite, four ELISA electronic intelligence satellites, and the SSOT remote sensing satellite for the Chilean military.
Launch occurred at 11:03 p.m. local time at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
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